Fall Of The House Of Usher Analysis

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Edgar Allen Poe 's, "Fall of the House of Usher" symbolizes the narrator reaction to witnessing Madeline 's return from the grave and trying to comprehend the supernatural events that take place inside the estate. Also, this includes the narrator observing Roderick Usher losing his mind. His perspective is important because it is an interpretation of his surroundings while visiting the House of Usher and the allegories of the nature of art. From the very first paragraph, the overall suggestion of the story is that the tone is the story if going to be mournful and somber. This is supported by the narrator describing his journey on horseback towards the house. "I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of…show more content…
Even though the narrator and Roderick are childhood companions it is a little unusual because they have not seen each other in several years. This is supported by the narrator stating that, "Its proprietor, Roderick Usher, had been one of my boon companions in boyhood; but many years had elapsed since our last meeting." (1228). One would convey that Roderick should contact someone who he is more familiar with. "A striking similitude between the brother and sister now first arrested my attention; and Usher, divining, perhaps, my thoughts, murmured out some few words from which I learned that the deceased and himself had been twins." (1236). For this reason, it makes the reader question why Roderick would call upon the narrator because he did not know that Madeline and Roderick were even twins. In conclusion, "The Fall of the House of Usher" is an impeccable example of allegories and interpretation. At the beginning of the story, the narrator described the house as depressing and the house was decaying. Which he later described Roderick in a similar manner. This story really made me question the motive of why Roderick invited the narrator when they barely knew each other, In my opinion, Poe did an excellent job creating a story that made you question every
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